One very tiny orange tabby kitten found herself in a perilous predicament. And it’s anyone’s guess how she wound up stuck 30 feet above the ground on a highway support beam in southwest Houston. But there she was.
This poor baby was discovered along a busy stretch of Highway 90 and it was Houston SPCA and deputies with Harris County Precinct 1 to the rescue. With the help of a traffic light installer and a lot of patience, the tiny floof was now safe. But this experience was deeply frightening for the tiny waif.
Her plight was captured on a harrowing YouTube video.
This Cute Tabby Can Count Her Lucky Stars.
The rescue took six hours and it began with the traffic light installer offering his bucket truck to precinct deputies, KHOU-11 reports. Rescuers put a small trap on the beam, and then it was time for kind words. After a little cajoling, and this adorable kitten eventually made her way inside. A quick but thorough examination by the SPCA staff found her to be in good shape, with only a few bumps and scrapes.
“HAPPY ENDING! Our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance was called after a kitten was discovered trapped on a freeway beam. @third_coast_services didn’t hesitate to offer help after Sgt. Loewen with @pctconstable asked for assistance in reaching the helpless kitten,” the Houston SPCA noted on Instagram. “A small trap was placed high along the beam for the scared feline where she eventualy made her way inside. After over 6 hours of a team effort, she is now safely back on the ground, and in the care of veterinary staff at the Houston SPCA! The little orange tabby suffered only minor scrapes and bumps.”
Now this beautiful little kitten didn’t have to be afraid anymore. This was definitely a lucky break for her, and that’s exactly what hospital staff named her: Lucky. She was safe and secure and well away from the frightful noise of traffic. I can’t help but think of how scared this kitten must have been. I’m hoping this wasn’t a case of animal cruelty, but it makes you wonder. She was unlikely to wind up there by herself. But now she had kind folks wrapping her up in comfy towels and cuddling her. What a beautiful thing to do for this frightened baby.
An All-New Life Awaited.
According to Julie Kuenstle, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Houston SPCA, no owner came forward and the kitten had no microchip.
“So after her full veterinary exam, vaccines and prevention, microchip and spay, she was placed into our adoption program, where she found her forever home on Monday, December 5.”
What an amazing story! This beautiful little tabby girl has a clean bill of health. She has had all the necessary vaccinations and now she has a loving home. Lucky will never need to worry about scary heights. She’ll never wind up in such a dangerous situation ever again.